Apple iPhone 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.3 Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.7 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 6.9 Design & Materials 9.0 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 8.1 Performance & Hardware 9.0 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 8.5 Camera 9.4 Camera
Connectivity score 8.3 Connectivity 9.1 Connectivity
Battery score 7.0 Battery 8.6 Battery

User reviews

User score
9.1
41 opinions
9.1
16 opinions

Summary

Inches 6.1" 6.8"
Resolution FHD WQHD+
Usable surface 80% useful 89% useful
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 20:9
Dimensions 75.7 mm
150.9 mm
8.3 mm
75.6 mm
165.1 mm
8.9 mm
Weight 194 g 227 g
Micro A13
Hexa-Core
Exynos 2100
Octa-Core
RAM 4 GB RAM 12 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 521.227
v8
755.462
v9
Battery 3110 mAh 5000 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
iSight Camera (11)
2
1
108 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
S5KHM3
2 3 4
Selfie Camera SELF 12.2 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 44 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
Bands
OS iOS 14 Android 11

Brand

Brand Apple Samsung
Aliases A2221 SM-G998B

Release Date

Release date September 2019,
1 year ago
January 2021,
2 months ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Apple iPhone 11
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Apple iPhone 11
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Size
75.7 mm
150.9 mm
8.3 mm
Print 3D Model
75.6 mm
165.1 mm
8.9 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 194 g 227 g
Usable surface 80 % 89 %
Materials Glass Glass, Aluminium
Resistance IP68 IP68
Colors
Black

White

Red

Yellow

Purple

Green
Black

Silver

Gray

Brown

Metallic Blue

Screen

Diagonal 6.1" 6.8"
Type LCD IPS Amoled Dynamic Amoled 2x
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 20:9
Resolution FHD
828 x 1792 px
WQHD+
1440 x 3200 px
Density 324 Pixels per inch 516 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Wide screen notch
  • Brightnes 625 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • HDR10
  • DCI-P3
  • Wide Color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Liquid Retina display
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Refresh rate 120 Hz
  • Peak brightness - 1500 cd/m²
  • Always-On Display
  • HDR10+
  • Scratch resistant
  • Dual Edge display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 7 Victus
  • S-Pen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
  • LTPO (Low Temperature PolySilicon oxide)

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.3
9.3
Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.8
9.9
Is it comfortable?
9.0
8.9
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.8
9.8
Number of reviews
41 opinions
16 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Apple A13 Bionic Samsung Exynos 2100
CPU 2x Thunder 2.65 GHz + 4x Lightning 1.8 GHz 1x Cortex-X1 2,91 GHz + 3x Cortex-A78 2,81 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 2,21 GHz.
Type Hexa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 7 nm 5 nm
Frequency 2.65 GHz 2.91 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Apple 4-core graphics processing unit A13 GPU ARM Mali-G78 MC14

RAM

RAM 4 GB 12 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM RAM LPDDR5

Antutu

Score
521.227
Antutu v8
Overall performance better than 93% of devices
755.462
Antutu v9
Overall performance better than 99% of devices

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 128 GB
Type -- UFS Storage 3.1
SD Slot No No

Security

Fingerprint No Yes, in screen

Sensors

Sensors
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall
  • Geomagnetic

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
9.2
9.6
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.5
9.9
What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.2
10
Number of reviews
41 opinions
16 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Quad rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 108 Mpx
Sensor Apple iSight Camera (11) Samsung S5KHM3
Type CMOS ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8 ƒ/ 1.8
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.40 µm 0.80 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-9 (3x3)
Sensor size 1/2.55 1/1.33
2
Camera type

Wide Angle lens

Wide Angle + Macro
Resolution
12 Mpx
12.2 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Sony IMX563
Type
--
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.2
ISO
--
--
Pixel size
--
1.40 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
1/2.55
3
Camera type
--

Telephoto + portrait
Resolution
10 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5K3J1
Type
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.22 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
1/2.65
4
Camera type
--

Telephoto lens
Resolution
10 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5K3J1
Type
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 4.9
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.22 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
1/2.65

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
960 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • HDR
  • Geotagging
  • Night Mode
  • 4K Video
  • 8K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Quadruple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser AF
  • Manual focus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • ISO settings
  • White balance settings
  • Face detection
  • RAW
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Night Mode
  • Geotagging
  • Exposure compensation

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 12.2 Mpx 44 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Samsung S5KGH1
Type -- ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ 2.2
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- 0.70 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size -- 1/2.65
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
119
Mobile
112
Photo
101
Video
121
Mobile
128
Photo
98
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.5
9.9
Quality of nighttime photos
9.0
9.1
Quality of selfies
9.4
9.3
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.7
9.7
Number of reviews
41 opinions
16 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G --
  • n1 (2100)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n20 (800)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n40 (2300)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n66 (1700)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B11 (1500)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B21 (1500)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B44 (TDD 700)
  • B46 (TDD 5200)
  • B48 (TDD 3600)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • eSIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.2 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • ANT+
  • APT-x
  • SBC

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • QZSS
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS (L1+L5)
  • Galileo (E1+E5a)

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

-- 0.710 W/Kg on head
1.580 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- --

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.9
9.8
Quality of the GPS
9.1
9.4
And the WiFi?
9.3
9.8
Number of reviews
41 opinions
16 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3110 mAh
5000 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
18.0W
Yes,
25.0W
Others
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Reverse charging
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 2%
    Less than half day
  • 12%
    Less than a day
  • 34%
    One day
  • 44%
    More than one day
  • 7%
    Two days or more
  • 6%
    Less than half day
  • 6%
    Less than a day
  • 19%
    One day
  • 56%
    More than one day
  • 13%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
41 opinions
16 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • iOS 14
    iOS 14 , 9 months ago
  • Android 11
    Android 11 , 7 months ago
Google Services (official) -- Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 20%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 68%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 12%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 69%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 31%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 3%
    Never
  • 5%
    Once a year
  • 21%
    Every six months
  • 72%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 13%
    Every six months
  • 87%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
41 opinions
16 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  4GB  •  64GB Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  12GB  •  128GB  •  SM-G998B Change